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The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
N Fera RU1 tyre review
Average based on 85 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
Kilometers driven 9,051
10.07.2019 from Peter Bergelin I drive more heavy footed than my wife and I have purchased tyres for £200 + each in the past and they lasted 8 to 10 months. These tyres last around 14months minimum in the front and there are a lot of round about to travel around. They give excellent grip in all weathers.
26.08.2018 from Mike Bought these to replace the OEM Goodyear wranglers as they were avalaible, price and reviews were good, and the Goodyear’s wear wasn’t up to scratch in my opinion. They didn’t transform the handling of the car, but it’s a 7 seat giant of a SUV and so not too sporty in the corners anyway. The grip in both dry and wet wasn’t significantly worse than the Goodyear’s, and probably a little better in all but dry conditions. Had a few days use on snow / ice on treated and untreated roads, and combined with the electric wizardry of the Discovery, seemed to cope a lot better than the 1.8mm Goodyear’s i’d Just taken off. Whether the reed depth made more of an impact than brand i’m Not entirely sure. Seem to be lasting well after 12,000m I certainly would buy them again.
06.09.2015 from Mr Paul Hamilton I was a little worried about purchasing tyres from the internet at first, however mytyre were very professional and delivery was prompt, however I recommend you check your tyres carefully on delivery as one of my tyres was the wrong size, however it was rectified promptly. Although I paid for fitting which usually costs around £10 to £15 a tyre I still saved £180. The tyres were deliverd packaged and looked great, the EU standard efficiency marking was very helpful in choosing the tyres, I had great tyres and great service from Mytyre.
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